Bank Street Writer was a word processor for Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore, MSX, Macintosh, and IBM PC computers. It was designed in 1981 by a team of educators at the Bank Street College of Education in New York City, software developer Franklin E. Smith, and programmers at Intentional Educations in Watertown, MA. Because of its wide adoption in elementary schools in the following years, a period coincident with the growth of personal computer use, it was generally thought at the time to... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Better Working Word Processor Design: Roger Des Roches, Programmed by Marc Lafontaine. Published in 1985 by Logidisque and Spinnaker Software. Better Working is a medium to high powered word processor, with window-like features, as well as having a comprehensive spelling checker on the backside of the disk. Once accustomed to this word processor, it may well be one of the better processors for the Apple II, with effective functions for: SEARCH, REPLACE, MOVE or COPY blocks of text, COUNT the...
The Dow Jones News & Quotes Reporter is a program that brings you news from the Dow Jones News Wire, the Wall Street Journal, and Barron's, and brings you quotes from the Dow Jones Data Base. The program works with the Apple II or Apple II Plus computer; the Apple Disk II disk drive with a controller set up to use 16-sector diskettes; and equipment that connects the computer to a telephone line. When the Apple is connected to the Dow Jones computer via telephone line, the Apple's video... Topics: Apple II, Dow Jones, Stock Quotes
If you use the phone for business or pleasure, we can save you a lot of time. Just connect the telephone Micro Diary to your phone and computer, and you're in business with the smartest system going. A powerful, electronic telephone directory stores 2,000 names, numbers and addresses. It finds the phone number you need and dials it automatically - including those toilsome, long-distance access codes. And with a special note-filing feature, you can put extra information with each directory... Topics: Micro Diary, Apple II, Phone Software, Directory, Robert L. Jackson, Expertel, Software
Mini Office II, published by Database Software in 1986, was an office suite available for several home computers, among which were the Amstrad CPC, the Atari 8-bit family, the BBC Micro, the Commodore 64, and others. The software package could be purchased on cassette tape or floppy disk. Mini Office II was originally written for the BBC Micro Computer (in 6502 assembler) and was also available in EPROM format. The office applications included in Mini Office II were listed as: Word processor,... Topics: Atari 800, Productivity
By 1984, Roger Wagner and his Roger Wagner Publishing (formerly Southwestern Data Systems) were household names to Apple II users. Not only had RWP/SDS produced a series of well-received software titles that mixed both utility and education, but Roger Wagner himself became a celebrity in the community through his 1980 column in Softalk and his eventual assembled book, Assembly Lines, The Book Among the many products that debuted over the years, 1980's The Correspondent offered the same...
Word Juggler was a word processor application by Quark, Inc. for the Apple IIe, IIc, and III computers. Until the release of AppleWorks, Word Juggler was the leading word processor on the IIe and IIc, beating out Apple Writer. The software was copy protected with a hardware dongle. It was one of the first software titles to use ProDOS. The software was well received and was considered easy to learn and master. The software also came with a dictionary/spell checker called Lexicheck which was... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Bookends Version 1.0 48k by Jonathan D. Ashwell of Sensible Software. 1983. Includes Reference Librarian, Disk Utilities, Printer Options, Apple Configuration. Bookends, a database and time saver in managing any kind of information, tracks down articles, magazines and books quickly, effortlessly and with no hassle. Easy to use, it... Provides quick, efficient storage and retrieval of reference information. Allows storage of author, title, journal, volume, page number, date, publisher, editors,... Topics: Apple II, Productivity
Magic Window II, word processor by Artsci Inc. 1982. +=====================================+ -=- MAGIC WINDOW II CONTROL CODES -=- -=- ENTERED BY THE KNIGHTS -=- +=====================================+ KEY FUNCTIONS: A TABULATE KEY B TO ENTER CTRL KEY ON SCREEN C TO END OF TEXT D DELETE CHARACTER E TO BEGINNING OF TEXT F INSERT CHARACTER G GLUE BELOW TEXT AT CURSOR H LEFT V RIGHT AND COPY ABOVE TEXT W UP BY 12 LINES X DOWN BY 12 LINES Y AUXILARY FUNCTIONS EXIT TO EDITOR - RETURNS TO EDITOR... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing, Artsci
PFS: Write from Software Publishing Corporation and Soft-Art,Inc. 1986. pfs:Write was a simple, early-in-the-life-of-desktop-computing word processor created by Software Publishing Corporation (SPC). It was intended for DOS systems, but Apple II versions were also released. It included all the basic features common to most word processors of the day, including automatic word wrapping, spell checking, copy and paste, underlining, and boldfacing; and it also boasted a few of the...
HomeWord Speller: The Personal Spelling Checker for the Apple II+, IIe, IIc. Version 1.0. by Doug Whittaker and Phil Vrbancic. Designed by Al Lowe. Published by Sierra On-Line, Inc. 1984. Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Mousewrite Word Processing Software, Version 1.5.7. Written by Steve Cochard with assistance from C. Peterson and R. Wagner. From Roger Wagner Publishing, Inc. There are a lot of great reasons to own MouseWrite... reasons like being able to quickly correct any mistakes with MouseWrite Speller. It's built-in so it's there whenever you need it. Want form letters, labels, or 1000 individually addressed envelopes? MouseWrite's Mail Merge and Glossary get the job done for you. Put pizzaz in your... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Easy Working Writer v1.03 for ProDOS from Spinnaker Software, 1987. (This blurb is from a review of the DOS version, but the article mentions that Apple II and Commodore versions were also included in the box.) Easy Working Writer comes much closer to being a workable program, particularly if your word processing is limited to business letters, basic school reports, and the like. That may suffice for many home and small business users. Written in 1988, Writer appears to be an early version of...
Homepak by Russ Wetmore, including Hometext, HomeFind and Hometerm. From Batteries Included software. Homepak by Batteries Included, was an integrated application for the Commodore 64, Apple II and Atari 8-bit personal computers. Homepak combined word-processor, database and communications modules into one application. Homepak was developed in 1984 by Russ Wetmore for Star Systems Software, Inc. The Commodore 128 version was ported by Sean M. Puckett and Scott S. Smith. Homepak was implemented... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing, Russ Wetmore, Batteries Included
XLENT have been providing 8-bit users with interesting print related software for a while now, but this marks their first attempt at a comprehensive word processing package. My initial impressions are that it's a thoroughly practical piece of software with some unique features, and is good enough to give the established favourites like Atariwriter and Paperclip a real run for their money. The program comes in the slim A5 size plastic wallet popular with many companies, and this contains an... Topics: Word Processor, Atari
Screenwriter IIe Version 2.2 from Sierra On-Line Inc. 1983. SCREENWRITER II by Kidwell/Schmoyer. "No extra hardware for upper-lower case, 70 column display, printer spooling. Edits BASIC, text, and binary files; complete search and replace. Sierra On-Line." [This solved the hardware problem of no lowercase display and only 40 columns of text by creating hi-res graphics characters. Because of the limits of the hi-res screen, it was only possible to get 70 columns of text in this mode.... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
AtariWriter was Atari's second attempt at a word processor for it's 8-bit computer line. Their first attempt was the little seen disk based Atari Word Processor, a slow, clunky word processor that was designed specifically to work with the Atari 800 (it will not work with any other Atari systems). However since many people could not afford to purchase the expensive Atari 800 and disk drive, Atari decided that a cheaper cartridge based word processor was needed. Thus AtariWriter was born. The... Topics: Word Processor, Atari
Apple Presents Applewriter II Training Disk. 1984 by Apple Computer, Inc. This training disk will teach you the basics of Apple Writer II (version 2.), a sophisticated word processing program that lets you create, edit, and print memos, letters, contracts -- any sort of business or personal document. On this disk, we'll tell you something about Apple Writer or ask you to performa a specific step by putting a frame on the screen -- just like the one you're reading now. And behind the frame,...
Magic Slate : the word processor that grows with you. From Sunburst Communication, Pleasantville, NY. 1984. Three levels of word processing abilities that allowes user to master a 20 column version-young child, a 40 column version-intermediate and a 80 column version for the professional. Topics: Apple II, Word Processing, Sunburst Communication
Word Juggler was a word processor application by Quark, Inc. for the Apple IIe, IIc, and III computers. Until the release of AppleWorks, Word Juggler was the leading word processor on the IIe and IIc, beating out Apple Writer. The software was copy protected with a hardware dongle. It was one of the first software titles to use ProDOS. The software was well received and was considered easy to learn and master. The software also came with a dictionary/spell checker called Lexicheck which was...
Term Paper Writer is a multi-purpose software program that helps you turn out perfect papers quickly and easily. It speeds up every step of paper writing, from note taking and outlining to writing and editing. It even formats footnotes and compiles bibliographies... automatically. With Term Paper Writer your next paper will be a breeze!
From a small, relatively unknown company comes a word processor that is extremely powerful and easy to learn. Write Away is a good choice for a word processor to grow into. What can it do? Quite a lot! Five tutorials ease you into the difficult aspects of word processing. You can manage a mailing list, read and use DIF files, use macros (or "glossary' terms) by defining a key sequence to represent a word or phrase, and much more. For example, say you use the phrase "Apple IIe'... Topics: Apple, Word Processor
Cosmi TEXTPRO Word Processor. 1985. As this column continues looking at lesser known moments of colossal retrocomputing idiocy, surely this is an abnormal example? OK, cue time warp and try again. You finally type the last paragraph...and accidentally hit the ENTER key without typing in a filename at the "save" prompt. Maybe it's fatigue or just the computer's infamous keybounce doing double duty after you ENTERed the save command in the first place. In any event, the computer crashes... Topics: Apple II, Word Processing
Data Handler Manage file-cabinets full of student, employee, inventory, and school district information with this remarkable package. Two disk drives, a printer, a few data diskettes, and this flexible, menu-driven database system allow you to enter, build, store, modify, search, sort, retrieve, and print school data. Each data diskette can hold as many as 1050 records of up to 126 characters or as many as 525 records of up to 254 characters. For more sophisticated database work, see MECC's... Topics: Apple II, Database